Why Choose Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are dental treatments used to enhance one’s look. These are thin tooth-colored shells customized to match every patient’s teeth and are often attached to the front teeth. Usually, dental veneers are permanent treatments bonded to the tooth. They are often made of composite resin or porcelain material. Besides enhancing one’s look, veneers are excellent for treating different issues, including discolored, chipped, or smaller teeth. These are linked to cosmetic needs as they are meant to fix one’s look and improve their appearance. It is possible to get a single veneer to restore a chipped tooth, but many go for 6 to 8 veneers to achieve a symmetrical look.
Types of Veneers
Veneers are generally made of composite or porcelain, which means they need a lot of prep work. However, there is also an option of no-prep veneers applied differently from the regular veneers. The process of playing traditional porcelain veneer involves grinding down the tooth structure. Sometimes this can include removal of some part of the teeth, even past the enamel. All this is required for the proper placement of the veneer. You have to be sure about this because it is an irreversible process that is often painful and will require an anesthetic injection to get through it.
Expert dental professionals must handle this procedure because it is not the easiest. River Valley Smile Center knows how important this procedure is to you and ensure they deliver the perfect results. Note that the tooth reduction needed depends not on the number of tooth issues being corrected and the number of teeth being fixed. If several teeth are involved, the dentists may use a wax model to demonstrate how the veneers will look after the procedure is complete. As for the no-prep veneers, your teeth may need some form of preparation, but you can be sure that there will be very minimal interference.
Some dentists start by grinding down the teeth and making an impression on the teeth to create a mold. The mold is then sent to the lab to create the porcelain veneers. The dentist will cement the veneers after prepping the teeth when the veneers are ready.
Composite Resin Veneers
If you choose this type of veneer, the dentist will etch the top of your teeth before applying the thin layer of the composite material. Additional layers will be added as needed before your dentist cures, hardens, and composites the veneer with a special light.
These are unique veneers such as Lumineers and Vivaneers that require little to no invasive application.
Contact River Valley Smile Center at 479.646.0706 to learn more about dental veneers. You can also visit us on Facebook to book an appointment.